Hi There, my Crate Paper friends, Mou Saha here with today's tutorial.
I know that you are big fans of Crate Paper just like me and probably save even the teeny tiny scraps of Crate's patterned papers..I do, 'cause I don't have the heart to toss them! I even keep the border strips with Crate's name on it..you know, the strips that you trim off to make your paper a perfect 12 x 12..but, what do you do with the pile of small scraps?
Let me share with you, one simply that I created mainly out of table scraps of my favorite collection: Restoration.
I enjoy creating simple clean designs. Yet, I love the layered look which I try to create in a subtle way. This layout is no exception. Because there is little to explain in terms of technique, let me just walk you through my steps.
- Cardstock (Recollections)
- Patterned Papers & Chipboard Accents (Restoration Collection)
- Jewelry Tag Punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Distress Ink (Ranger)
I made this flower by layering the red floral button chipboard onto the pink doily chipboard, with a little circle cut from the Refinish paper that I fringed with scissors and curled with my fingers, in between.
To me, the story behind a layout is very important, so journaling makes a vital part of my layout. I used the jewelry tags (it's actually a cute little punch from Stampin' Up!) to record place and date the picture was taken. I used a fine tip black marker to journal above the photo. I added another jewelry tag at the bottom left corner of the photo to write the names.
I'm loving the layered chipboard accents from this collection and used the tiny photo corners to embellish the photo.
And, last but not the least, is the title. This time it was easy.
See what I mean? Well, here is my finished layout done mostly with table scraps. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and will look at your scraps a little differently from now on.
Happy rest of the Summer!